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Home Works 8: A Forum on Cultural Practices
Ashkal Alwan is pleased to announce the 8th edition of Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices, a multidisciplinary forum taking place across Beirut every three years and featuring group exhibitions and artist projects and commissions; talks, panels, and readings; music, dance, and theatre performances; film and video screenings; and publications.
Art in Another Language – Farhad Ahrarnia
For his first solo exhibition in Beirut, the British-Iranian artist Farhad Ahrarnia is presenting four bodies of work in collaboration with craft makers, from silversmiths to inlaid mosaic makers (Khatamkar) and embroiderers.
Ahrarnia translates historical events, images, monuments and ideas into a visual language, beautifully expressing the complexities of intercultural dialogue and of the writing and interpretation of history.
Natq – Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Lawrence Abu Hamdan Natq August 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020 For his largest presentation to-date, the artist proposes […]
Laure et Mazen : Correspondance(s)
With the support of Banque Libano-Française
1 February, 2019 to 25 August, 2019
Collection Galleries, Level 1
Opening reception: Thursday 31 January, 18:00 to 21:00
Laure Ghorayeb is a poet, artist, and art critic. Mazen Kerbaj is an artist, illustrator, and musician. Together, they form one of the most touching artist duos. Their mediums of choice are technical pens, India ink, and paper. Sheets, sketchbooks, scraps, and rolls: paper in all its forms falls prey to the two accomplices.
Laure, the mother, is now 88 years old, and at 44, her son Mazen is exactly half her age. Since 2006, and in parallel to their individual practice, they have developed a four-handed practice and unique style, where the minutiae of Laure’s strokes merge with Mazen’s big-nosed silhouettes. There is no need to recognize who does what in the flurry and entanglement of their drawings and correspondence: one need simply keep up with their frenzy and their limitless ambition.
Download the bilingual (Arabic-French) exhibition guide here.